Most of the success the Arizona Wildcats had this season were attributed to the departing Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill. The two definitely deserved the credit that was hurled in their direction. However, teams are comprised of more than just two guys. In fact, the Wildcats didn’t make the run they did without getting contributions from all over the place. Contributions made by players such as Kevin Parrom.
Well, you can officially add Parrom to the list of players who will no longer be with the program next year. Parrom has forfeited the right to apply for a fifth-year of eligibility and has hired an agent.
The idea of getting him a fifth-year with the school was a long shot anyways. Still, Arizona was about to make a strong case on his behalf. Considering Parrom played in only 17 games as a freshman, Arizona was afraid to redshirt him in 2011-12 for mental health reasons (Parrom was shot and lost his grandmother that year), as well as the overall adversity in his career Arizona thought they had a decent chance of getting him another year.
Rather, Parrom has decided it is time for him to chase his dreams of playing professional hoops. Although, it will unlikely he will be doing so at the highest level of basketball. Parrom is going to have to take his talents overseas if he ever plans on making it as a pro in these United States. He needs to work on a lot of his aspects of his game, but the idea of him coming back as a refined, better player is not some unthinkable idea.
Parrom has stated that he plans on sticking the rest of his time out with the university to earn his degree.
Joseph is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone